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Championship Moment in Sportsmanship

By Jeff Alexander, WBAY, 04/15/19, 12:00PM CDT


"I feel really good, I feel proud of myself, I'm also really happy I could help her out, sportsmanship is definitely a first over winning," .

It's a moment during a recent high school softball game that anyone in attendance won't soon forget. The girls from Bay Port traveled to take on Seymour, and in doing so delivered a championship moment in sportsmanship. Seymour sophomore Sophie Wery will always remember what happened last Friday after her bat connected with a softball.

"I hit a homerun, and then I was rounding second on my victory lap, and then I did not see a hole there and I stepped right in it and twisted my ankle," recalls Wery. And down in pain she went. "I tried to put pressure on it and I couldn't. I was really scared my season was over," says Wery. Because softball rules prohibit a player's coach or teammates from touching them until the reach home base, Wery was stranded.